OblivionOnline is a project to provide multiplayer gamestyle to the game: The Elder Scrolls 4 - Oblivion. It is using the Oblivion Script Extender Framework , but adds lots and lots of custom code . It also includes custom GUI windows to handle connection, etc. A number of alphas / techdemos have already been released (current: 0.4.5) ... Features: - Explore all of the game and of Shivering Isles + ALL of your modstogether with your friends ( since release 0.2) - Host servers on the machine you are playing , or extremely resource saving on another Windows, Mac OS X, Unix or Linux platform of your choice(since release 4.5-Linux) - Figth friends ("deathmatch" - since release 0.3)and foes ( also known as "Mob Synch") (planned for 5.0) -Open Source ( GNU GPL and GNU Affero GPL ) Planned after 5.0 : Central Character Storage

Report article RSS Feed Quick guide to modding the GUI

A basic guide on what is needed to edit the GUI, and how to do it.

Posted by Teh_Stalker on Mar 8th, 2009
Intermediate UI/HUD.

Quick guide to modding the GUI.

You will need two things.

First, CEGUI Layout editor - for editing the GUI files with a preview. Get the best version for your OS (usually "precompiled version of the editor for 32 bit Windows.")

Download and install. Before starting it however, you must get the correct OO GUI files. When OO loads the GUI it wants all the files in the same folder. The CEGUI editor wants them sorted in different folders, else it refuses to load. So I sorted everything for you, get it here Mediafire.com Extract to somewhere.

Now, start CEGUI it will give some using default settings error when you first start, just ignore it. Then it will ask for the datafiles folder, here you will point it to the GUI files you downloaded (from mediafire) If nothing happens after you do that, its working! :ph34r:

When thats done you should attempt to arrange the windows since they are just put on top of each other by default.

Last step is to press file and then open (or click the open icon) here you just select OOChat.layout and it should load the main OO GUI.

The rest is easy, you have all the options in the window to your right, just experiment and see what everything does (or do a google search :ph34r: )

All you do now is drag around in the GUI, resize, move, add new things, new textures, fonts etc. Its pretty self-explanatory.

Once your happy with the new GUI press save and open the datafiles folder again (what you got from mediafire) and then open the layouts folder. Copy the OOChat.layout file (which you just edited) from there to the Oblivion\OblivionOnline\GUI folder. If you changed any other files, then copy those too.

Start the game, connect (doesn't require a server running, just talk to the traveler and wait a few secs, it should open the GUI and say failed to connect)

Do NOT remove anything from the GUI! Doing that will make the game crash! (its a bug) if you want to hide for example the send button all you have to do is change Visible=True to False (and then put the button anywhere, it wont appear in-game)

Another thing which is good to know is that this program is (eXtremely) buggy. I worked with it for 30 minutes or so and had to reset the setting like 5 times because it would fuck-up. When this happens for you (trust me it WILL) delete CELayoutEditor 0.6.2\bin\release\CELayoutEditor.ini
that will reset all settings to default. All you have to do is select the datafiles folder again.. :ph34r:

Something I did (doesn't work in game since I removed buttons)


It was supposed to appear in the lower right corner, next to the compass.

PS, this was written late and is prolly full of typos (correct them for me, good night)

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Silverfisk Mar 8 2009, 4:41pm says:

Oh, this is still going on? I hope this mod will be fun. :-)

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darkenes Mar 12 2009, 6:46pm says:

its nice ot hear that the mod its still alive =)

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Cheebacca Mar 14 2009, 10:37am says:


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gamester565 Apr 8 2009, 2:41am says:

you could put this in the rar file also you no
just in case they download it and cant get the internet again.

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Teh_Stalker Jul 19 2009, 3:07pm says:

Duh, it has always been alive, but since its in beta we didn't want to put it on mod sites. The only reason we even put OO here in the first place was to get the stolen and renamed version removed.

Updates are not posted here, you have to go to our site at obliviononline.com

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